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is among eight people killed by a u.s. drone strike in pakistan. as you probably know the obama administration has stepped up the use of drones overseas to target suspected terrorists. president obama's nomination of john brennan to be the next cia director suggests that trend is likely to continue. brennan, a strong proponent of drones as the president's chief counterterrorism advisor. for more on how the u.s. drone program works let's get to chief washington correspondent james rosen. he is live for us at the state department. james? >> reporter: jon, good morning. this program presents a consistent headache for the diplomats in this building and who must frequently contend with complaints from afghan and pakistani officials who say these drones all too often wind up killing innocent civilians instead of terrorists the drone program is one of the national security initiatives that president obama inherited from the bush administration and one which the current commander-in-chief has dramatically expanded. for all his criticism of president bush during the 2008 campaign over hi
leader was among 13 killed in two u.s. drone strikes in pakistan jenna: right now a murder trial is going on in arizona for a woman who admitted, admitted to murdering her boyfriend. now she has changed her story a few times. first, she insisted she didn't do it. she would never do something like that. then she said she did kill him, and it was self-defense. rick folbaum has latest on this story, rick? >> you get a sense where this trial is going to go hearing the defense attorney's opening argument. she told the jury flat-out that jodi arias killed her former boyfriend but says arias was forced to kill him and the defense's case will explain why. travis alexander was found dead back in 2008, five days after jodi arias shot him in the face, stabbed him 27 times and slit his throat. she certainly left nothing to chance but her lawyer says she only did it because alexander was an abusive sexual deviant. >> had joe di not been forced to defend herself, none of us would be here. in that one minute had jodi not chosen to defend herself, she would not be here. >> reporter: the prosecutor saying
national security goal. we'd like to be able to also keep an eye on pakistan's western provincess from that area as well and continue some of the operations that as you know we've been conducting from afghanistan to go after terrorists there too. those are our core interests. everything else is in the category of nice to v. unfortunately you can't necessarily go after a terrorist unless you help the afghan government stay on its feet and that means you've got to help them politically, economically, with their own army, and if you're trying to rush out by 2014, by the end of next year, and pull out everybody except, you know, a few seals and delta force commandos the afghans may not have the help they need to hold their own country together and your ultimate goals may not be achievable. that is where there are a lot of issues that wind up getting brought here. one last one is the afghan presidential elections next year. hamid karzai is supposed to step down in about 15 months. i think he will. but there is a big question about who is going to replace him, how much he will try to influen
or dod. the work that has been done in afghanistan and the borders area between afghanistan, pakistan, certainly has taken out a whole caught die ofdcadre of leadership. what we're seeing people who have migrated back to other parts of the world where they came from primarily who are in effect affiliates. part of the jihadist syndicate. some of them like al qaeda in the islamic maghreb use that name, others use different names but the fact is they are terrorists. they are extremes. they have designs on overthrowing existing government, even these new islamist governments of controlling territories of the so although there has been the decimation of core al qaeda in the afghanistan, pakistan region, we do have to contend with the wannabes and the affiliates going forward. >> thank you, madam. >> senator udall. >> thank you, mr. chairman and thank you, madam secretary, for being here and it's great, great to see you today. you have been, i think, a real dedicated public servant for this country and your travels around the world, as many have talked about it. the millions miles you've pu
them in afghanistan, we did take down the sanctuary. we drove them into pakistan. we stayed on al-qaida's central leadership in pakistan. the challenge is that al-qaida has spread its tentacles throughout the middle east and they are on the rice despite our effort to stay on top of us. >> i ask the question about the taliban and being brought into the central government in afghanistan, and what it would mean in that country. those are big questions that we won't be able to answer today, general keane but i'm sure we'll be talking about them in the future. it's great to have you on the show. >> good talking to you jenna as always too. jon: and update now on another government leader no friend to america, the prognosis for venezuelan leader hugo chavez sounds grim. he recently underwent his fourth cancer-related surgery in cuba. now his decision is being described as delicate. steve harrigan is following this live from miami. >> reporter: his condition is being described in many different waeufplts the official version from the government is as you said, delicate. it's come being fr
-old originally from pakistan who moved to the uk on a student visa and was originally arrested back in 2009 for an alleged plot to alabama a shopping center in manchester england. he was released for lack of evidence but remained on the f.b.i.'s radar. he was extradited last week when his name surfaced into an investigation on a suicide bombing attack on the new york subway system that failed to be pulled off. he is the 8th defendant to face charges in brooklyn for the failed subway plot. you may remember one of his alleged coconspirators who pled guilty back in 2010. he and others were communicating with a shado shadowy al-qaida member. they were e-mailing phrases, such as marriage. he was stopped and the plot was foiled. nasir was using the name language as zazi while communicating with this guy in pack sthapb and was part of this kpheur to commit multiple terrorist attacks and that's why the u.s. attorney in the u.s. was able tow prosecute him. that first appearance scheduled about two hours from now. jenna we'll look forward to developments on that case. thank you. jon: a big take down
intelligence and drones as we have done in pakistan. we ned to start looking at doing that in northern africa. jenna: we know you are very busy out in virginia. windy virginia, we can hear that on the microphone where the g.o.p. is having their retreat. thank you for your time, stepping out to talk to us about this important story. >> thank you, jenna i appreciate it. jon: some brand-new numbers that show a dramatic drop in cancer deaths in this country. what's behind the decline and how you can stay healthy. that is coming up. plus, the latest on a for reeveryone is talk being about the football star and his fake, dead girlfriend. did sports reporters fumble the ball on this one? our news watch panel is joining us to weigh in. jon: right now the dance world is reeling from a brutal attack on one of its own. the artistic director of one of the world's most renown ballet companies has acid thrown in his face. tpraubg tpraubg has thharris faulkner has the details. >> reporter: he may lose his eyesight. it could have been linked to power struggles at the russian ballet company. 42-year-old forme
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